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A Different Kind of Protest

The Queens Public Transit Committee had a small Queens Transportation Rally in Manhattan on Wednesday night, Dec. 3, from 7:30 p.m. More...

Participatory Budgeting is Back

Official Point Of View

Last month, we began our fourth year of the participatory budget (PB) process in Rockaway and Broad Channel. More...

Gateway Seeks Fee Hikes

“Entrance fees? No. Parking fees? Yes, sometimes,” reads a line from Gateway National Recreation Area’s (GNRA) Fees and Reservations page on the National Parks Service (NPS) website.  More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

An Artful ‘Ditch Plains’

Remediation becomes the immediate priority of a locale once faced with catastrophe.  When things are broken on such a large scale (as in the case of Hurricane Sandy), the opportunity to address latent issues and untangle problematic socio-politi More...

‘Visions’ Of Emerging Artists

“No plans for any exhibitions new exhibitions yet but I am definitely going to continue to work and create for one in the future,” said Tracey Greene, one of the two Rockaway artists who produced the recent Peripheral Vision exhibition.&n More...

Artist’s Solo Show Goes Big

Artist John Hedderson’s solo exhibition of large scale paintings drew positive comments at the Rockaway Artists Alliance T-7 Gallery.  The showcase, which ran till Sunday, Nov. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Selective Outrage

Last week, The Wave reported that Department of Homeless Services Commissioner Gilbert Taylor had written to the Mayor of New York City to propose making the homeless shelter located at Beach 65th Street a long-term facility.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

It’s Just My Opinion

Fa-La-La-La-La, ‘tis now the season. The Christmas season, that is. With the arrival of Dec. 1, for me, it means the smell of cinnamon and pine, Santa’s smiling face, cherished classic Christmas shows and More...

Letters

Fare Hikes Justified?

Dear Editor:  Take a brief trip down history to understand why the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has had to implement previous and proposed new fare hikes in 2015. More...

Bridge Emergency

Dear Editor:  The newspapers (including major papers) should question the MTA for stating all roadway lights and signals of the Gil Hodges-Marine Parkway Bridge were checked and the bridge reopened to traffic at about 6 p.m. on Nov. 24.  More...

Thank You, St. John’s

Dear Editor: Unfortunately, on Tuesday, Nov. 25, while working, I took a fall that required medical attention. More...

Shelter Here To Stay, Probably

It appears the community’s worst fear about the homeless shelter on Beach 65th Street is about to come true as the Department of Homeless Services moves forward with its proposal to make the shelter a longterm fixture in Rockaway.  More...

Community

Goldfeder Honors CROM

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder awarded CROM Martial Training with his New York State Assembly Small Business of the Month Award for November.  More...

All Lives Matter

Eye On Rockaway

With all of the protests that have gone on after the grand jury decision came down in Ferguson, let's agree on one thing, if we can -- that all lives matter. More...

Visit The Little North Pole!

For almost 20 years, Neponsit resident Joe Mure has made a big deal of the Christmas season, and this year is no different, as his “Little North Pole” comes to Rockaway again this Saturday, Dec. More...

School News

The (Mis)-Education of Santiago Taveras

School Scope

Santiago Taveras, principal of DeWitt Clinton HS, one of the few large high schools left standing after a dozen years of the Bloomberg/Klein onslaught that pretty much eliminated similar large schools in the Bronx, was featured More...

Columnists

Picking the Best Fresh Christmas Tree

Diary of a Green Thumb

Shiny garland and sparkling lights are just a few things that come to mind when you think of a traditional holiday season. But what would Christmas be without a fresh tree to hang all of your heirloom ornaments?  More...

Simon Says

As we in Rockaway go through the terrible transportation in our community, we got new hope from a study funded by Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder. It shows a favorable response to reactivation of the old Rockaway Beach LIRR line. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Sometime on Turkey Day last week, I was swinging the big bird into the passenger seat of my car. At twenty pounds it was more like a bowling ball with wings. I had a brief self-debate as to whether to seatbelt it in or not. More...

Sports

Hurricanes Win Big,Again

On consecutive Saturdays in November, the Brooklyn Hurricanes Football Conference -- boasting approximately half of its 200 players from Rockaway -- completed another exciting and winning season with three Championship Games at the Aviator Sports Com More...

CROM Goes International!

Most people who venture into CROM Martial Training on Rockaway Beach Boulevard are usually treated to a very different experience they might expect from a hardcore martial arts facility.  For one thing, owner Chris Romulo and his wife Sarah imme More...

Scholars’Academy Hosts Turkey Bowl Tourney

On Nov. 25, five teams participated in the 2nd Annual Co-Ed Turkey Bowl Soccer Tournament hosted by Scholars' Academy.  Kappa VI, Scholars' Blue, Waterside, MS 105 and Scholars' White all fought for the first place spot. More...

Obits

Marjorie Dunn

Secretary

Marjorie Dunn, a secretary, died on Nov. 11. She was a Rockaway resident for 50 years, coming from Forest Hills, N.Y.  She was the president of the Altar Rosary Society at St. More...

Rose M. Garafola

Homemaker

Rose M.Garafola, a homemaker, died on Nov. 25. A Rockaway resident since 1958, coming from Woodhaven, N.Y., Garafola was a member of St. More...

Marian P. Keough

Legal Secretary

Marian P. Keough, a legal secretary, died on Nov. 30. She was a lifelong resident of Rockaway.  Keough is preceded in death by her husband, John M . and her sons, John and Kevin.  More...


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